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Offline ulrace

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Ballast rules
« on: August 31, 2018, 08:02:49 PM »
Wondering about using steel ammo  containers bolted solid with bags of lead shot inside. Containers bolted shut also. Is this acceptable?

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Re: Ballast rules
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2018, 08:23:35 PM »
Is there a reason why you wouldn't simply heat up the ammo boxes and be done with it?
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Re: Ballast rules
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2018, 08:27:46 PM »
Think about keeping it intact and attached in this instance

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Re: Ballast rules
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2018, 08:55:36 PM »
Chris;

I think he is suggesting using lead shot in the ammo boxes because if the ballast somehow got loose, small lead BBs would not be nearly as dangerous as a big chunk of lead flying around.

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Re: Ballast rules
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2018, 09:51:17 PM »
People have been using lead shot for years in containers & inside frame rails. Go to the rule book & don't read anything into it that isn't in black & white.
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Re: Ballast rules
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2018, 10:31:41 AM »
  Don't think you can use concrete. It's been tried. Not good.
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Re: Ballast rules
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2018, 01:09:51 PM »
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Re: Ballast rules
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2018, 04:22:23 PM »
LOL, yeah that whole concrete thing was messy in more ways than one! :-o
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Re: Ballast rules
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2018, 04:31:56 PM »
We were a lot less picky back in 1964
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